Passengers face fewer ScotRail trains between Edinburgh and Glasgow after the newest pointers for Scots to remain at dwelling throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
The prepare operator has mentioned it can work from a revised schedule from Monday, January 18 which can have fewer scheduled companies and fewer automobiles on its trains.
Scotrail says new lockdown restrictions introduced by the Scottish Authorities this week have had a further affect on the variety of individuals touring by prepare.
Prospects are additionally down 90% from the identical interval final 12 months. -with rail bosses hoping the brand new restricted schedule will imply trains will run when wanted most whereas offering higher worth for the taxpayer.
Their workforce has additionally been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, in keeping with Scotrail, with employees typically having to guard or self-isolate.
The impacted routes from Monday embrace:
· Edinburgh – Glasgow by way of Falkirk Excessive.
· North Electrics, together with Airdrie – Balloch and Milngavie – Springburn.
The rail operator has not dominated out the implementation of additional modifications after additional examination of the demand for locked-out companies. This can embrace a discount within the variety of operational companies from the start of February.
David Simpson, ScotRail COO, mentioned:
“All through the pandemic, we've made a number of modifications to companies, making certain clients can journey safely and depend on ScotRail to get them the place they must be.
“Following the tightened restrictions, we’re making these modifications once more based mostly on present buyer demand, and this can permit us to proceed to offer important service to vacationers.
"Like all enterprise throughout the pandemic, we should proceed to make sound monetary choices, and lowering the variety of rail automobiles means decrease prices for the taxpayer, whereas persevering with to offer secure and dependable rail service."